Everything You Need to Start EmbroideringAre you looking to develop a new hobby and have chosen to start embroidering?

If you’re new to the world of embroidery, one of the best things about this craft is that it doesn’t take a lot for you to get started. All of the supplies that you need are relatively inexpensive and you can start with very basic projects to really develop your skill. Plus, you’re already involved in other types of crafting, you may already have the embroidery materials that you need to get started.

Today, we’re here to talk to you about the basic embroidery supplies you need to be successful. Keep reading to learn more!


First and foremost, you need to make sure that you have needles available to you. While any type of needle will have the ability to draw the thread that you’re using through the fabric, there are certain types of needles that are a lot easier to use.

Ensuring that you’re using an embroidery needle will make your entire journey with embroidering a lot less frustrating while you start off. Also, using the right type of needle will ensure that you are a lot happier with your end results than if you were to use a different type of needle.


You also wanted to invest in embroidery scissors. Keep in mind that embroidery scissors are very different than regular crafting scissors. This is because embroidery scissors have smaller blades, are extremely sharp, and are much smaller than crafting scissors.

Using embroidery scissors over other types of available scissors will allow you to get super close to the fabric that you’re embroidering. When it’s time for you to snip off the threads, it’ll give you a nice clean-cut.


If you’re looking to start embroidering on Fabrics, you’ll need a few different embroidery hoops. Having embroidery Hoops in different sizes will allow you to create different size projects. Plus, if you have multiple embroidery hoops, you can always put down a project that’s frustrating you while you pick up another one that you find to be a lot more relaxing.

Embroidery Thread

Embroidery thread is what you’re going to use to embroider a piece of fabric. You may be familiar with the standard term of this type of thread being called DMC or floss. There are many different colors that you can choose from oh, so the different colors that you select from your embroidery thread are really where you’ll be able to start getting creative.

Water Soluble Marker

You’ll want to have a water-soluble marker or another type of marking tool on you to make it easy for you to draw designs onto the fabric. Using a water-soluble marker will allow you to wash off any design that you draw on the fabric.

Finding the Best Embroidery Materials

There are many different embroidery materials that are out there on the market, but thankfully, you don’t need a lot to get started. Also, the embroider sewing materials that you do need to get started on it and as a new hobby aren’t too expensive! Also, try to find local embroidery classes. These will help you get started on your new journey.

Embroidering on a machine can also be a great new hobby to start up! The projects you could make are endless! You could even start your own business with an embroidery machine. Ruthie’s Notions offers both Brother embroidery machines and Baby Lock embroidery machines. Free training is always available on any new machine that is purchased to help get you started in the right direction.

Are you interested in learning how to beginning embroidering? We’re here to help you on your journey. Click here to contact us today to learn how we can help you!